Saturday, August 15, 2020

Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #3) by Nalini Singh

Narrated by Angela Dawe
Synopsis (via Goodreads): New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us on a new adventure in this next novel of the Psy-Changeling Trinity series…

The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.

This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems–if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters–and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.

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I am loving the audiobooks for this series! I read a physical copy Silver Silence and own the entire Psy-Changeling Trinity series, but Angela Dawe is a phenomenal narrator. Every character has a distinct voice and I am never confused by who's speaking. She conveys their individual personalities so well, and never fails to amaze me with her conviction and creativity. I highly recommend this series on audio, if you like audiobooks!

Wolf Rain is currently tied with Silver Silence as my favorite book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. I enjoyed Ocean Light and Alpha Night, but I think I prefer when the changelings are the males. Don't ask me why, because I honestly don't know. There's just something about a growly, insufferable man that appeals to me. A little rough around the edges, somewhat possessive and a lot protective, animal instincts occasionally overriding the human ones - - it makes for good reading! Also, their sex drive is insane! They're like an oversized Energizer Bunny... They just keep going and going...

My mind is totally in the gutter right now remembering Alexei and Memory's romp in the woods. Nalini Singh knows how to deliver a good story and amazing character chemistry. Nothing feels like insta-love despite a character's animal "knowing" when someone is their mate. They still develop feelings and a friendship before knocking boots. I really loved how patient Alexei was with Memory, and that he wanted to give her time to understand herself before acting on their emotions. She knew she had the stirrings of something for him, but neither could be sure it wasn't just because he'd saved her from a horrible situation. We know they're going to be forever lovers, but it was nice they took the time to figure some stuff out before jumping into a super steamy relationship. *cough* Sexy Lexie! *cough*

Alexei is dealing with his own demons, and I loved that Memory was able to support and understand him in a way no one else could. Her abilities and her personal connection to him allowed her to heal some of his hurt and jagged edges. She was there for him as much as he was there for her, and I laughed every time she growled or poked him in the stomach.

I also really liked the secondary characters and how well they were written! It's fun when old favorites make an appearance, or when it's clear the author is setting up a future book for someone you already adore. Additionally, there were multiple mysteries woven into the story, and it was fun figuring out how they tied together and what they meant for the world as a whole.

Singh has delivered another amazing story with relatable and memorable characters. I've already finished Alpha Night and will hopefully find the time to review it soon. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the original Psy-Changeling series, and while it was enjoyable, I've already noticed some significant differences. More on that later! If you need a series to get lost in, this is definitely one to consider. (★★★★★)

4 comments:

  1. Silver Silence is my favorite in the series, but this comes in a close second. I totally agree about Angela Dawes! She makes an excellent story even better with her performance. I read and then listened to Silver Silence, but I only read the books after. I need to listen to the audios next. Wonderful review, Lindsi!

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    1. Same! I read Silver Silence initially, but have listened to all of the others on audio! There was just something about Val, Silver, and all of the bears that really appealed to me. 🐻

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